Tablet weaving is an ancient weaving technique, in which the rotation of tablets, applied in the warp, creating the shed where the weft passes, produce the weave. Historically, it was applied to produce accessories for garment, like belts, or as decoration in garments itself. In this workshop you will be able to produce your own tablets and create patterns.
Early Middle Ages
On the first "Day of Experimental Archeology", visitors to the Lauresham Open-Air Laboratory and Visitor Information Center can expect a varied and colorful program from the temporary exhibition about Archaeology in South Hessen, titled "Looking over the Shoulder of Researchers and Learning New Research on the Early Middle Ages”.
On this day, visitors can experience how textiles were made in the Middle Ages. Wool is washed, cleaned and felted, spun to a thread, which is then woven into cloth. All stages of the process can be experienced; some are even complemented with hands-on activities.
Image Copyright: Ulrich Noack
Historic crafts from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages are brought to life by specialists in the beautiful setting of the Open Air Museum Düppel in Berlin. Be it flint knapping techniques of the early hunter gatherers or traditional methods of tanning hides – there should be something for everyone. Activities for children invite to explore and all questions are welcome!
This event is unique in its kind. It only happens once a year in Belgium that all historical associations are assembled under the cover of a multi-period camp. During this camp we make a journey through World History. This happens in an encampment built in the style and the tradition of the presented period.
The Subcarpathian Museum of Krosno and its branch, the Carpathian Troy Archaeological Open-Air Museum at Trzcinica, Poland, are organising an International Conference entitled “Open-Air Archaeological Museums: Reconstruction and Reenactment – Reality or Fiction?” which will be held on 18 and 19 October this year.
As part of a week long (semi-) professional seminar on bronze casting multiple bronze casters from various countries will give demonstrations to visitors on Sunday the 20th and Monday the 21st of May. Opening hours on both these days from 13:00h until 17:00h.
***During fifteen days of June 2015, the team of l’Esquerda worked in a research project to build a Carolingian wooden watchtower on the River Ter, in Roda de Ter, Catalonia, Spain. The idea was to test our hypotheses experimentally, (a) if the wooden watchtower could...